Furthur Live at Barton Hall @ Cornell University on 2010-02-14
February 14, 2010
Source: JWmod AKG 463's>V2>SD722
Location: Front of OTS, Right of Center. Stand at 12 Feet
Transfer: SD722>Adobe Aud>16 Bit>Cdwav>flac
Taped, Transfered and Uploaded by Tony Suraci
They Love Each Other
Beat It On Down The Line
Looks Like Rain
Uncle John's Band>
Peaceful Valley> Jam>
Ashes & Glass
The Other One>
China Cat Sunflower>
*Standing On The Moon>
I Know You Rider
Samson & Delilah
*Hey Jude was scratched and replaced with SOTM.
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|They Love Each Other|
|Beat It On Down The Line|
|Looks Like Rain|
|Uncle John's Band|
|Peaceful Valley> Jam|
|Ashes & Glass|
|The Other One|
|China Cat Sunflower|
|Standing On The Moon|
|I Know You Rider|
|Samson & Delilah|
- 2010-02-15 19:34:01
- Ithaca, New York
- JwMod AKG 463's>V2>SD722
- Taped by
- Tony Suraci
- Transferred by
- Tony Suraci
Well, here's the first review for this show in four years :) It was a good night, first set has TLEO dovetailing perfectly out of Midnight Hour, and Peggy-O has an interesting new arrangement from Phil....Sugaree rips.
Second set: Unbroken Chain all the way down is the night's highlight. John K. handles Morning Dew respectfully, but again, people, get a grip. Even bringing up Cornell '77 is ridiculous.
They played better on this tour, but this one's a fine night of music. Overrated? Yeah. Many of you reviewers breathlessly 5-starred this one mere hours after the show was over and you's truckin' to the next. Can't fault 'em, I suppose. But four years does give one perspective.
Subject: 30 years ago
Last time I was inside Barton Hall was 30 years ago for my 2nd Dead show 5/7/80.... What long stranger & wonderful trip it has been. I went feeling a sense of coming full circle. Decided not to record this show cause I wanted to get the feel I had back then by not being tethered to anything or anyone. Got up front early to see them up close (a rarity for us tapers) & really enjoyed seeing the interactions between John & the boys. Mellow Loving first set...
was hoping for the Lost TLEO lyrics to emerge ala 73 but no luck. 2nd set opens with a fav Uncle John's which felt like it was finally sinking into John's consciousness the magnitude of where he was at that moment playing that very song. Thank YOU John!!! Then the big surprise for me was hearing the first few lines of Dew as I was hopping up the stairs from below... yelling Dew!!!! Dew!!!! John sure does it justice... a very heart wrenching baring his soul kinda feel to it.... knowing whom we lost for John to be there right now.... still brings chills up my spine thinking about it all. Damn that Bobby for stepping on all the John songs thinking he can do it better... STOP RatDogging it Bobby, you're not the leader of the band! I knew S&D would be the encore & started heading for the stairs.... bop bop bop... into it they went & out the door I go... hoping to beat the mass throngs by leaving a tad early... & listening to it in the car on the way home.
Please People stop trying to compare... "Comparison is the sign of a Dull Mind"
Just be Grateful that you are alive & get to hear this great music played by some of the original members plus with some very talented new ones!
Subject: Answer to DEW
Taping quality is excellent
Subject: happy valentine's day
love was in the air tonight
peace and respect
That said, I feel qualified to offer the following opinion: I think it's very difficult to argue that the Morning Dew on this night, isn't a top-three all time version. I wasn't lucky enough to have been there in person but it's now three months after I first heard this recording (kudos to the taper) and I still get chills and mildly choked up listening to the final three minutes.
Honestly, the only better version I can identify is the 5/8/77 show performed in the very same venue (I only said top three to be conservative).
This show is pure magic and these guys are the real thing.
Subject: Show was Awesome.
Subject: awesome show
ok, peggy-o isn't a '79, gleaming melt, but what is? funny thing, the songs that keep ringing in my ears are the expertly executed 'peaceful valley' and 'ashes and glass.' though i've known those songs through ryan and ratdog, these versions have grown on me to become my favorite readings. they sound as they should.
why do i bring up these two songs? people can lose their heads over manic, improbable setlists, but the readings of these songs prove the power of the band to rejuvenate and invigorate all songs in their palette. amen, brothers and sisters.
"polished like a golden bowl . . ."
p.s. suraci is da man.
Subject: Listen Will Ya!
Subject: I love Bobby but he should not be singing the Jerry songs
Subject: give me a fucking break with the 5 stars already
Subject: EPIC!!!! and I was THERE!!!!!!!
What made this show even better was the crowd, what an amazing vibe and energy all night long. Everybody just coming together as one, and it was all about the music. I am only 25 years old, and this hippie blood pours through my veins, and I felt at home. The young and old meshing, brought together by 40+ years of greatness and wonder, and if I didn't know better I would say that Jerry was there with us this night.
For few hours on the night of February 14th, 2010, I closed my eyes and was transported through time and space and was back in the Fillmore West in 1968. The universe allowed me to be there, and 20 years from now when people talk about the epic show at Cornell University in 2010 I can proudly say, I WAS THERE!!!! I WAS THERE!!!!!
Subject: Maybe the best second set this band has played?
From start to finish I might say Wallingford will edge this one out, but the high light of this show is the Unbroken Chain> Morning Dew> Other One>China Cat> SOTM> IKYR which is superb!The beginning is really good too, I loved hearing Peaceful Valley.
What I mean to say is this set will blow your mind. The Morning Dew had me in tears and was the best one I have seen live since 3/27/94.The UC is just plain out sick, the ending of the song is incredible and beautiful. John really took his playing to a different level this set and I look forward of more of it.I mean by the time we arrived at Rider it was heaven and the band raged!
Phil and Bobby were awesome the entire night, as was Jeff. I love him on the Moog.Kudos to the girls who really have taken the harmonies to the next level.
I was 20 ft in front of the sb and we were dancing our asses off, hooting and howlerin' and had the grandest of times.
As for the first set is it extremely tight with a nice fun opener with some great Bobby scat and then they drop right in TLEO, Happy Valentine Day Furthur Freaks !
This is followed by another great BIODTL and then a rollicking Tennessee Jed. The Peggi-O, LL Rain, Sugaree, with JK signing, is where this set gets really special. This Sugaree was much better than the Asbury Park one and then a nice bonus of a high spirited Good Lovin' to end the set.
For me this show was a holy grail show and the band more than delivered...big time.
Shout out to all the tapers who continue to spoil us rotten with all the great music and putting it up in record time.
Subject: big love
Subject: ♥ ♫ ♥
a great night of music hands down. loved the standing on the moon. AND we got spared the duck joke. thanxxx!!
Subject: that is illegal
i'm no lawyer, but i believe that copying your sbd copy of the Fairfax show and sharing it (as you have offered)is illegal (a copyright infringement). that is one reason that the folks here go to the trouble of recording and sharing. This aproach has the blessing/approval of the band. another reason is that it is a different perspective on the sound...from the audience's perspective, and, in my opinion (based off of many 100s of shows and 1000s of recordings)can often meet or surpass a good soundboard recording. my guess is that a lot of the folks here agree.
so, please take your gripe elsewhere. I'm beginning to get the sense that this show may not get posted as a result of the banter...and that would be a shame.
thanks and peace
Subject: where is Fairfax?????????
Subject: john k
Subject: Sounds great
btw, ascheylus... MOST taper's don't immediately upload their recordings.... why not try a little patience? It's the "I NEED IT NOW" people like you that makes tapers not want to bother even uploading.
What have YOU done for the taping community that makes you feel so entitled to have said Fairfax show right now? if you are so impatient, why not go spend the $25 on the official SBD's?
Personally with all your bitching all over the internet, my hope is that a Fairfax recording NEVER surfaces and the official recordings have serious flaws so you are left without.
GROW UP dude!
I don't really know where the confusion was, there.
Subject: Good Suff !!!
Subject: Not bad at all...
I just went to the Atlanta show, and I listen to it quite a bit still. The Z-Man came through the day after the show in that case. I was a high school kid at my first show in 73. We had some songs we recorded on a handheld dictation device that lasted many years. I did not know about tapes floating around up there in Northern Illinois where I was. The Internet was a generation away in the future. What we have now with whatever mistakes is as hard to take in as these amazing shows.
I see why this particular show in Ithaca might not be a hit with everyone, of course, but I do not see it as a bad show by any conceivable standard. I like Midnight Hour, and the Peggy-O is really fine. It is not the pounding style of some great Jerry versions, but it does have drama going with Phil doing a great job (it was valentine's day and all). I also thought the Other One was a stand out. The confident pace is wonderful and Bob sang it well, really stressing the lyrics, which are odd but a great retelling of the events of the day. I have it on now…great sound! The back-up singers are a real plus, and the precision in how they stick with Bob gives some real punch. There is more good stuff here…like Bob redeeming himself on an excellent Standing on the Moon. I can see some looking for an effort to top 1977 being bemused, but every show is different.
I hate to think of someone reading these posts a decade from now when they maybe have no Grateful Dead going at all and think of us floating on a sea of Furthur shows and complaining away like kids at summer camp. For someone who has enjoyed this music for a few years…this is all much more than I ever would have thought possible.
Subject: get real-
a person spends the time (and money) to go to a show, record it and dump it here for our enjoyment- all at no cost-
and you still find a reason to fault it???
and the band is out there doing what they do- no need to do it- heck, bob an dphil never need to leave their homes again, if they didnt want to- but they are out there busting it up the best they can- and thats the thanks you give them?
not saying every show is great- we all have seen bad shows- but lets keep this all in perspective.
thanks for the recording!
Subject: No Snoozer
Some of you reviewers should work for Rolling Stone. You are that good, really! lol
Subject: thumbs up
Subject: TONY YOU ARE AMAZING
If the Dead incarnations ever come back to Egypt - just across from me - I will buy u many pints.
Keep up the hard work - your recordings have consistently been the best on archive for many years now and some have more atmosphere than the stiff and starchy soundboards. What a killer second set. A mindblowing performance. Wish I could have attended. Anyone got any videos of these gigs. Can the archive publish them?
Subject: Thanks again.
We have so much to thank you for. This is a great day and age to listen to these shows at home. Thanks all to you.
If we ever call a show slow doesn't mean that it wasn't magic for those that were there, just means we are being analytical about it. Just like we have alwsys been. Not so hard on us, us Deadheads have high standards.
Subject: "Big Red" Party
Ithaca is still GRATEFUL.
-To the surfer below: the other poster was referring to the series of songs that began with UBC. This, as opposed to simply the second set, which would lack the need to specify a track in the first place. "LMAO" at your mistaken opportunity to debase another reviewer.
Subject: "Second Set sequence that began with UBC"
Subject: Thank You Thank You
Subject: Thank you, great recording! Fabulous shows
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